Council tax discount campaign launched

Residents across Dumfries and Galloway are being asked to make sure they are getting the discount they are entitled to as part of a council tax review.

Households with only one person over the age of 18 are eligible for the reduction and more than 24,000 locals currently claim the single occupant discount in their council tax.

The review, which is being carried out in conjunction with CapacityGRID, will ensure that residents who are entitled to the discount continue to receive it, and that it is cancelled where necessary.

From October 7, discount review letters will be posted to households currently in receipt of the reduction where further information is required.

Once the completed review forms have been submitted, responses will be compared with the details held on the council’s property information databases to identify who is still eligible to claim.

The council is required by law to take reasonable steps to ensure that the single occupant discount is due and customers in receipt of the reduction are also required legally to inform our council of any change in their circumstances.

Those who think they may be eligible for the discount, but have not yet applied, are urged to contact the council on 030 33 33 3005.